Decarbonising the UK Electricity Supply
- Electricity generation: These are the emissions directly at the power station, e.g. from burning natural gas, coal, and other fossil fuels.
- Transmission and distribution (T&D): The losses in the transmission and distribution network, e.g. cables and sub-stations.
- Well to tank (WTT) of fuel generation: The WTT emissions are the upstream emissions of fuel extraction, processing and transport.
- Well to tank of transmission and distribution: This accounts for the fuel extraction, processing and transport emissions of the energy lost through the distribution network.
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The UK’s GHG emission factors for company reporting 2018 can be downloaded at the Government’s website, https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/greenhouse-gas-reporting-conversion-factors-2018